Do you ever get those random cravings for foods you know you shouldn't be eating? Well normally when I get those cravings, I try and find a healthier way to satisfy them. This past week I have been amused reading the comments in Jezebel's Do You Have a Secret Culinary Life post. It is definitely comforting to know I am not the only one with questionable culinary habits when I am not cooking up something to share on this site. A lot of the comments mentioned hot dogs which of course got me craving hot dogs. I remembered these baked corn dogs I saw on Big Red Kitchen and Vanilla Sugar. I have been trying to organize/clean out my pantry in preparation for a party AND a move (busy month) and I found this box of corn muffin mix that I never used from a while back. These take about two minutes to mix together and will definitely satisfy any naughty cravings you may be having in a slightly healthier way.
Baked Corn Dogs
(Adapted from Big Red Kitchen and Vanilla Sugar)
Makes 3 servings
1-8.5 ounce package cornbread mix
1/3 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup shredded cheese
3 hot dogs
Ketchup and mustard for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together the cornbread mix, egg, milk and cheese and spread evenly in the baking dish. Place the hot dogs an inch or two apart in the pan. Bake 15-20 minutes until the cornbread is cooked through. Cool for a bit then use a sharp knife to cut around each hot dog, making sure it is surrounded by cornbread.